Holy Saints and Fiery Preachers: The Anthropology of Protestantism in Mexico and Central America


Based on empirical analysis, this enthnographic fieldwork and collection of original articles on contemporary Protestant religions in Mexico and Central America examines regions ranging from the Pacific coast in the north to Guatemala in the south. These new studies reveal that Protestantism was on the rise in the last decades of the twentieth century because it was opposing political structures that were largely unworkable in a new age of economic expansion and population growth. Relying on traditional scientific principles of data recording and theory development, the contributors look into the lives of contemporary rural people, Indian mestizo, and provide data that enhances the general study of modern religious movements.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • James W. Daw
  • Mary I. O’Connor
  • Carlos Garma
  • James W. Dow
  • Patricia Fortuny Loret de Mola
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2001


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